CodeFest 2016 – AkiraChix 3rd Annual Hackathon

AkiraChix is hosting its 3rd all-female hackathon. This year’s hackathon will focus on building solutions that foster Citizen engagement in matters of governance and security. The areas covered will be; Security: Physical, Food & Cyber Elections: Freedom of speech, Civic Education & Voter engagement The hackathon will start at 8am on Friday the 15th through the [...]

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Join f3mhack Nairobi on 23rd May, 2015

(Guest Post by Yvonne Oluoch, #IncYOUbateIT competition winner,  founder of Socially Keen Individuals Redefining the Tech Space (SKIRTS) and AkiraChix Volunteer) On February 20th 2015, I facilitated a session on digital security and was privileged to have interesting discussions with an enthusiastic group of attendees.   We looked at different tools and tactics that you can [...]

Recapping Weaponized Social in Nairobi

Guest post by Willow Brugh of Aspiration Tech. The second main Weaponized Social event occurred in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2nd at AkiraChix. We talked moderation, digital migration of television, and trolling the trolls. One challenge I ran into was that freedom of expression is so enthusiastically valued in both the stateside and internet freedom circles [...]